A 25-year-old female asked:
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i get a mild contact dermatitis from nickel jewelry in my ears. will i have issue with the paragard iud? ive heard it contains small amounts of nickel

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Dr. Anthony Gingo
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Paraguard : ParaGard is a T-shaped intrauterine device with a mono filament thread to aid in detection and removal of the device. The T-frame is made of polyeth- ylene with barium sulfate to aid in detecting the device under x-ray. ParaGard also contains copper: approximately 176 mg of wire coiled along the vertical stem and a 68.7 mg collar on each side arm. There is no nickel in the Paraguard. DrG
Answered on Mar 22, 2020

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